If you’re on the search for a chic new brunch hang-out, a healthy lunching oasis or some detox dining, then Farmacy in Notting Hill is your wellness mecca. There are so many good reasons why everyone is talking about this place.
In my opinion, this is one of the best health-food restaurants in London. Located on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill, Farmacy is well placed to cater for the fashionable health-conscious locals. From the outside, it actually looks like a pharmacy crossed with a florist, with all the luscious plants in the windows. However once you step inside, it’s clear this is not your typical pharmacy, or restaurant for that matter.
The stylish interiors are impressive. Light-filled, huge, gorgeous garden-inspired décor with gorgeous bronze details – a delight to admire whilst you wait for your table (there is a no-reservation policy).
The menu has a good variety of options, all packed with nutrients and free from gluten, sugar and dairy. The best sort of food to put a spring back in your step! There are dishes from around the world, and all are vegetarian or vegan. You’ll find hero dishes such as the Farmacy burger (millet, black bean and mushroom – served with chips and goji ketchup), the pumpkin, coconut and lemongrass curry and the sourdough pizza. I recommend the buckwheat breakfast pancakes as a great way to start the day.
Whilst the focus is very much on fresh, seasonal and nutritionally balanced meals, indulgence and comfort food are still a firm feature. You’ll find artisan cocktails, cake and ‘nice-cream’ on the menu.
My personal favourite: a raw banoffee pie confected from a biscuit base with bananas, maca caramel and coconut whipped ‘cream’. The ideal vegan treat for when you fancy a spot of indulgence.
The Alchemy Bar serves novelty syringe shots (ginger, turmeric, cayenne, lemon – fire starter), as well as cold-pressed juices and a range of nutritional juice cocktails, organic wines and beers.
I must confess, I have a soft spot for any business with a strong environmental conscience. Everything Farmacy do is about promoting sustainable living, which means big brownie points. All the ingredients are sourced from local organic UK farms, so the food is good for you and good for the planet – Win-win.
Anyone in favour of plant-based diets or guilt-free indulgence will love this chic vegetarian and vegan restaurant. In their own words, Farmacy has ‘everything to nourish and inspire health-conscious food lovers with fast-paced lives’. With its delicious menu, elegant décor and stylish bar, Farmacy is bound to appeal to people who are reluctant to try meat and dairy-free dining too. Find yourself a date 😉 and pop down to Farmacy for some good clean fun!